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minutes, president obama called syria's use of chemical weapons, quote, a challenge to the world and a threat to national security. >> we cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed on a terrible scale. this kind of attack threatens our national security interests by violating well-established international norms against the use of chemical weapons by further threatening friends and allies of ours in the region like israel and turkey and jordan, and it increases the risk that chemical weapons will be used in the future and fall into the hands of terrorist who is might use them against us. >> the president said he made no decision yet but he is considering limited and narrow action against syria. earlier a declassified intelligence report was released laying out some of the evidence against syrian president bashar assad's government. cbs reporter danielle nottingham has that part of the story. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry arrived at the white house for a national security council meeting weighing a possible military strike against
that played in president obama's decision to not meet with russian president vladimir putin. >>> plus -- a house of horrors comes crashing down. and who showed up to watch today's demolition? >>> a pit stop for bay area travelers is now a crime scene. we're learning more about the violent death in a usually peaceful area. >>> plus, hundreds of millions of dollars worth of maintenance at golden gate park is at a standstill. the reason projects are on hold. these stories and more, coming up. >>> the cleveland house where three women were imprisoned and raped for years has been demolished. ariel castro's home was torn down as one of the survivors looked on. castro's house was filled with horrific memories, but now it's been reduced to rubble. >> for ten years, this house was a secret prison of a psychopath named castro. >> the prosecutor who sent ariel castro to prison said today's demolition was a testament to the victims and their will to survive. michelle knight, amanda berry and gina dejesus endured a decade of abuse inside. knight was there again today and released a bouquet of bal
in this rare press conference, president obama talked about edward snowden's admitted leaks of classified n-s-a documents. >> obamas speaking. given the history of abuse by governments - it is right to ask questions about surveillance - particularly as technology is reshaping every aspect of our lives its not enough for me as president to have confidence in these programs, the american people need to have confidence in them as well >>the president outlined four new steps to ensure government programs won't be among them: working with congress to reform the section of the patriot act that deals with records. transparency. snowden also looms large in a new chill between the u-s and russia. the first time, why he canceled a one-on-one with president vladimir putin -- saying the u-s and russia were not making progress on a host of issues. >> obamas speaking. >> "ive encouraged putin to think forward as opposed to backwards w/mixed success. the president also spoke about the recent u.s. embassy and consulate closings throughout the middle east and north africa. that were prompted by fears of al
's significant enough that we're taking every precaution. >> president obama speaks out about the terror threat that shut down embassies in the muslim world. >> criminal charges have been filed in the deadly attack on the u.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi, libya. >> musty, dirt-like. >> a nasty taste coming from bay area taps. >> the santa clara valley water district says they are battling mother nature now. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. >>> hi, everyone. good morning. it's wednesday, august 7. i'm frank mallicoat. >> good morning. i'm juliette goodrich. michelle is off this morning. it is 6:01. we are following several developing stories as you wake up. oakland police are searching for the suspects who shot and killed a 1-year-old boy and his father. police believe the shooter fired into the house on gormley avenue from the back. we are live at the scene gathering the latest information. >> family and friends of a mi
. this pushes me. >> president obama took to late night television to explain his health care law. the president made an appearance on "the tonight show with jay leno." during the interview, he explained how the law will work for those without health insurance. >> on october 1st you can join the marketplace and you can get lower cost health care. it will be about 20 to 30% cheaper. you also get subsidies and tax credits. you can go tothis was mr. obama's sixt healthcare.gov to p early. >> this was mr. obama i 6's six's xtsixth appearance on leno - his >> president obama will meet with u-s troops and their families today during a stop at california's camp if the president will thank service members and military families for their service to the country. the visit to the marine corps base is the president's final stop on a two-day west coast trip that included the rollout of his principles for overhauling the nation's mortgage finance industry. as part of his focus on housing, obama will be interviewed by the c-e-o of online real estate database "zillow". >> demolition this morning at the ohio hom
close call on the freeway, someone pulled him from his burning car. >>> the obamas have a new dog. sunny. >> portuguese water dog like the first dog bo. >> wounded warrior softball team made a stop to show support for victims disabled in the bombing. >> handicapped, disabled. >> alex rodriguez, a pitcher drills him in the rib cage. they stopped the game and let the pitcher with the baseball gets to choose an animal from the top shelf. >>> welcome to >>> welcome to "cbs this morning," norah o'donnell is off. good morning, gayle. >> good morning, charlie. >> we begin with the political crisis in egypt, which threatened to take a new turn. the u.s. is taking a hard look at the aid it provides. >> meanwhile the leader of egypt's muslim brotherhood is under arrest. charlie d'agata in cairo. charlie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you gayle and charlie. egypt security forces rounded up dozens of muslim brotherhood leaders in the last week. for the military this was public enemy number one and he was caught after a tip-off he was hiding in an apartment in cairo. it wasn't long after
. >>> put on a mask of president obama. >> are you a democrat or republican? >> i'm a rodeo clown. >> the hug. i'm surprised you didn't give him the racket. >> welcome to the network. >> wait, we're doing this every night. >> all that matters. >> president obama the medal of honor. >> if you want to know what a true american hero looks like you don't have to look too far. just look at your dad. >> on "cbs this morning." >> three metro cops accepted a partygoers standoff invitation at the london carnival. boy, did they have the moves. >> quite a lot of twerking. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning," charlie rose and norah o'donnell are off today but anthony mason is here. >> good to be back. >> good to have you here. u.s. military preparing for an attack on syria. the obama administration is making its most forceful case yet for action. >> the president is expected to reveal evidence today showing syria did use chemical weapons against its own people. bill plante is at the white house. bill, good morning. >> gayle anthony, good morning. there's no longer a
obama is canceling plans to meet with russian president putin in moscow next month in retribution for russia's decision to grant temporary asylum to national security age leaker edward snowden. the white house says president obama still will attend the group of 20 economic summit in st. peterburg, shalala, -- russia, but has no plan to meet with putin. >> the home the scene of a heinous crime came crashing down in a few seconds. we will show you. >> a look outside from our camera, you can see the embarcadero center and the gray clouds. you cannot see quite >> you can see the embarcadero center. you can see the to which the building. the marine layer moved up to 2,500' so visibility is better. the extra 500' has more moisture. so we have drizzle for the commute. temperatures today from four degrees cooler in san francisco to six degrees in oakland and eight in san jose and napa and redwood city and live more, ten to 11 degrees cooler-than-average. storms are moving away from us and more storms are possible. a last lightning and thunder we will track tomorrow. high fire danger there
tonight. san francisco, oakland and six school districts have been granted historic waivers by the obama administration. it's the first time that individual school districts have been exempted from the requirement. the federal education secretary says working with individual districts is the right thing to do. critics call it a dangerous precedent. the law enacted in 2002 sets requirements for every public school that receives funding. the exemption gives more flexibility to help disadvantaged students. >>> go to school and you can be whatever you want. that is a message aimed at oakland school students with a little help from a star. ♪ >> marshawn lynch is part of the video that urges kids to attend class. he went to oakland tech and cal before making it big. it's called i'm an oakland school kid and features kids from the oakland unified school district. >> very inspiring. >> good dancers too. >> and talented students. >>> let's get a check on the forecast from our talented weatherman. >> hot video cool on the numbers in the bay area today. plenty of widespread 60s in the north bay.
.s. loses a key ally. >> a major setback for president obama. british lawmakers have voted against military intervention in syria. >> u.n. investigators are expected to leave saturday. >> without question congress should vote on this. >> the nfl has agreed to pay $765 million to settle a lawsuit over concussion-related injuries. >> most of it is compensation for retired players who suffered brain injuries. >> everyone knew there was going to come a day of reckoning. >> the justice department announced it will not stop colorado or washington state from implementing their laws to legalize marijuana. >> marijuana consumers can really sleep a little easier tonight. >> fast food workers in dozens of american cities walked off the job. >> hold the burgers, hold the fries, make our wages super sized. >> wild weather striking parts of southern california. >> torrential rains caused mudslides and power lines. >> two kittens shut down the new york city subway system for hours. they got away from their owner in brooklyn. >> you just kind of want the nypd to take th
for is the order interest president obama. five guided missile destroyers in the eastern med loaded with as many as 50 tomb map hawk missiles each. we're told all the potential targets have been downloaded into those missile warheads. those targets would include the command and control center for syria's chemical weapons sites and the delivery systems is like artillery, rockets and other devices, airplanes, air strips, but president obama has made it clear that this is not an attack intended to overturn the regime, regime is not is the target. it's limited and tailored, according to the president himself, lester. >> limited and tailored, you might even call it a hit and run attack. how effective in the past have those kind of attacks been? >> reporter: history shows, lester, they're not very effective, particularly when you're up against a strong military power in the region like syria. the most famous of those ineffective attacks i guess you could say happened in 1998 when president bill clinton launched a series of cruise missiles at slaum in afghanistan only to find that three years later, on
around labor day, is calling on president obama to the white house interns in order to set an example for other government agencies and private employers. according to the white house website, it's internships are unpaid housing isn't provided and in turn should expect to work at least monday through friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.. >>george: looking at the bridges of the bay bridge westbound the backup reaches to west grand avenue and 18 to 20 minute commute time. less from the nimitz freeway. your ride to the san mateo bridge is a good commute. still haven't seen much of an increase in the drive time. golden gate bridge 101 southbound foggy again but a small commute a bolt from and through marin county print whatever to the weather center to see if any more thundershowers are possible. here is their corporate >>erica: looks like we saw most of the activity yesterday. we saw quite a show around the bay area thousands of lightning strikes within a short period most of that activity was along the san mateo county line. most activity is over the ocean closer the monterey county. right no
requires vigilance. >> reporter: but president obama, living proof that progress has been made. america's first african-american president. >> because they marched city councils changed and state legislatures changed and congress changed and yes, eventually the white house changed. >> john lewis is the sole surviving speaker from 1953. >> 50 years later we can ride where we want to ride and stay with we want to stay. >> reporter: tens of thousands gathered on the national mall for the commemoration including dr. king's family also jimmy carter and bill clinton. plus care line kennedy, forest whitaker and oprah winfrey. >> dr. king believed our destinies are all intertwined and he knew our hopes and our dreams really are all the same. >> we've got to keep on fighting and we've got to vindicate and stand up and substantiate that the dream goes on until the dream is achieved. >> on this anniversary the president spoke about joining together to build the middle class with improved health care and wages, a theme that will carry into the political budget fight ahead. janelle wang, nbc bay are
at the security cell triggered a s >> president obama says security threats will never leave the world. president saying this is a complicated time for the u.s. military with big changes in the middle east and north africa. he praised america's armed forces. >> because of you, that september 11th generation we're accomplishing what we set out to do. because of you, obama administration is no more. because of you, al qaeda top ranks have been hammered. the core of al qaeda this afghanistan and pakistan is on the way to defeat. >> the comments came on the same day authorities claimed to have foiled a plot targeting two cities as well as two oil ports. the threat forced us us and britain to evacuate their embassies in yemen. >> cleveland house three women were held captive and raped has been torn down. the destruction part of aerial castro's plea deal. one of the women imprisoned there released balloons to honor missing children who have never been found. knight and two other women escaped when one of them broke part of the door and yelled for help. >> very liberated that people think of me as a her
while they were attending a separate demonstration in oakland. >>> president obama paid tribute to workers in his weekly address. >> we'll come together as a nation to honor some of our own. the working men and women of america who across the generations built this country up and helped make us who we are today. >> the president said labor day is a reminder that many americans have seen their wages stagnate while corporate profits soar. they want to end poverty and it's the highest priority. >>> now, rosemary is saying these a slight chance of rain coming into the bay area today. >> i'd love to take it out. it's a nuisance. it's a slim chance so why are we talking about it? it's a holiday weekend and a lot of people have plans outdoor. i don't want you to get caught off guard. i'm giving you a look outside our doors right now. we'll get to the rain chance in a moment. let's talk about what's happening outside your days. it's a beautiful start to the day. we have low clouds, inside the bay, here at oakland we're starting out mostly cloudy. it is a clear start for many in the morn
for president obama who is back at the white house this morning. defense secretary chuck hagel meets with reporters this hour. he could face questions about cutting military aid to egypt. lawmakers are divided on that. >> when we threaten something, as we did that we could cut off aid, the administration did, and then not do it then you lose your credibility and you influence. >> i don't think you throw the baby out with the bath water. egypt's an important country. i think we have to be very, very careful before we willy-nilly just cut off aid. >> bill plante is at the white house. >> reporter: president obama would prefer to focus on the economy today. he's got a meeting with financial regulators leaders this morning western time. but he can't avoid the problems in egypt. the state department has now begun taking steps to withhold economic aid. that's only about 200 million of the 1.5 billion that egypt gets annually from the u.s. the rest of course is for the military. and that comes as congressional criticism of the response continues to grow. lawmakers have
house news conference in more than three months, president obama talks about making everyday americans more comfortable with the government's activities. another hot topic. n-s-a leaker edward snowden. shannon travis reports. >> reporter: in this rare press conference, president obama talked about the leaks of end as a documents. >> in the history of abuse by government. s technology is reshaping every aspect. haugh ha ha president also spoke about the recent embassy and consulate closing above the north african that was prompted by the al qaeda attacks. they said that they still pose a threat to the u.s. interest. >> we are not going to completely eliminate terror. >> reporter: half on saturday, he goes to martha's vineyard for a family stationed. for a family-- vacation >> pam: coming up at five- thirty. kron four's political anaylst michael yaki will be hre in the studio. to talk more about president obama's news conference today. >> catherine: this just in. the state department says that 18 of the 19 u.s. embassies and consulates that have been closed because of a terror threat --
, because of the latest security threat from al-qaeda. the obama administration has reportedly ordered a series of drug strikes in yemen to disrupt a terrorist plot to attack the american embassy in other western targets. president obama appeared on the tonight show and says despite the terror alert americans should not cancel overseas travel plans. >> if people are paying attention, checking with the state department or embassy, find out what kind of precautions you should take, it still makes sense to take vacation. >> officials believe that man behind the plot is the leader of al-qaeda in yemen and he is known for designing underwear bombs and surgically implemented explosives. >> the san jose police department is struggling with low staffing and lower morale. last night the bay area largest city joined city across america to take a stand against crime. the police officers association says that the department is in a state of crisis especially after a weekend shooting that took the life of a 19-year-old nursing student from san jose state. detectives say saturday was the first time
a look at the security cell >> president obama says security threats will never leave the world. president saying this is a complicated time for the u.s. military with big changes in the middle east and north africa. he praised america's armed forces. >> because of you, that september 11th generation we're accomplishing what we set out to do. because of you, obama administration is no more. because of you, al qaeda top ranks have been hammered. the core of al qaeda this afghanistan and pakistan is on the way to defeat. >> the comments came on the same day authorities claimed to have foiled a plot targeting two cities as well as two oil ports. the threat forced us us and britain to evacuate their embassies in yemen. >> cleveland house three women were held captive and raped has been torn down. the destruction part of aerial castro's plea deal. one of the women imprisoned there released balloons to honor missing children who have never been found. knight and two other women escaped when one of them broke part of the door and yelled for help. >> very liberated that people think of
review. president obama has a range of options including suspending aid. more than 900 civilians and dozens of security force members have been killed over the past week. the white house says there are consequences. the u.s. already delayed the delivery of f-16 fighter sets to egypt and the president canceled next month's joint military exercises with egypt. some analysts say pulling aid could hurt u.s. tax payers. i will have that for you at 8:15. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:16. former pakistan president and army chief perves musharraf has been indicted on murder charges. the charges are in connection with the assassination of former pakistan prime minister benazir bhutto six years ago. it's the first time a former army chief has been charged with a crime. he took power in 1999 during a coup. he stepped down almost a decade later in disgrace. he's entered a not guilty plea to the charges. >>> 7:16. cindy chavez will be officially sworn in tonight as the new santa clara county supervisor. chavez was elected in a special lex on july 30th -- election on july 30th to r
unpaid internship reached the white house. fair pay campaign is calling on president obama to pay white house interns hoping that move will inspire other employers. organizers say in the day of sky rocketing college costs working for free just isn't an option for a lot of struggling students. campaign has set up a petition on move on.org and it has more than 8,000 signatures. many :rgesses rely on unpaid interns giving students real world experience as they move through school. >> and with school starting back up this week for many students we have a timely story for all parents of children playing sports. nick smith has a look at how ucsf is working to help prevent head injuries and concussions among high school athletes. >> got the ball first looked up clipped my head on the tim pel. >> 18-year-old gary lee enjoys time open the court but head injury could have put an end to difficult of somewhating hoops. after days of having a headache he went looking for answer. >> the headache i got weren't the kind of headache you get when you have the flu. i felt sluggish and out of it all th
obama is weighing the responses to a chemical weapons attack he said syria carried out last week. he's speaking with his national security team while execution americans a strike against bashar al assad's government with be limited. >> we are not considering any open-ended commitment. we aren't considering any boots on the ground approach. >> military experts say the u.s. is measuring a measured response in the form of air strikes on syria's capital. >> they will go after the unit that conducted the attack on the civiliance 678 they know where they are and they will punish them with strikes butch they will also do something visually compelling. they will level probably a military of defense building. >> but it may be a tough sell to the u.s. public. 50% of the americans oppose taking military action in syria. the u.s. would be acting without the help of one of its strong he will allies. britain's parliament has voted against taking action in syria. one man has been briefedly u.s. intelligent officials. he said he has scene conclusive evidence of a chemical attack by the syrian govern
news reporter has the latest. >> from the white house, president obama is weighing the option notice response to a chemical weapons attack he said syria's government carried out last week. the president is speaking with his national security team while assuring americans that a strike against bashar al assad's government would not result in a long-term conflict. >> we are looking at the possibility of a narrow, limited act. we aren't considering any open-ended commitment. we aren't considering any boots-on-the-ground approach. >> he said the u.s. is eyeing a measured response in the form of air strikes on syria's capital. >> they will go after the unit that conducted the attack on the civilians. they know where they are and they will punish them with strikes, but they will also do something visually compelling. they will level probably a military of defense building. >> but it may be a tough sell to the u.s. public. one new poll reveals 50% of the americans oppose taking military action in syria. the u.s. would be acting without the help. one of its strongest allies. britain's parli
morning of summer vacation at martha's vineyard. president obama and first lady michelle obama landed at cape cod massachusetts yesterday afternoon. while the president has no official public appearances this week, he will likely be seen taking in the sights and playing golf. the visit is upsetting residents because the secret service is banning cars from a public road near the first family's rental home. >>> as we told you yesterday, before heading to cape cod the president did speak at the national conference for disabled veterans in orlando florida. he told the group it's his mission to help vetturas cover from wounds of the war. >> diagnose and treat mental health conditions like tbi and ptsd and to get it done we're moving ahead with more than $100 million in new research. >> the president added that the veterans administration is processing disability claims much faster now. he says claims in waiting fell 20% from a 600,000 case backlog just a few months ago. >>> business tycoon donald trump predicts hillary clinton will be the democratic presidential nominee in the year 2016. i
president obama warned bashar al assad that use of chemical weapons would change his calculus. >> that's a red line for us. there will be enormous consequences if we start seeing movement on the chemical weapons front. >> reporter: when proof did emerge two months ago, the president promised to widen the scope and scale of aid to the armed rebels. those weapons have not arrived. leading to more questions about the obama administration's policy. >> i'm not talking about red lines. i'm not having a debate or conversation about red lines. i'm not setting red lines. >> reporter: this week the president's top military adviser, martin dempsey, says the pentagon is not yet training any rebels. in a letter to congressman, elliott angle, dempsey said, quote, they must be ready to promote their interests and ours. today, they are not. angle, a democrat, said there are military options including missile strikes that the administration should immediately consider. >> i think we have a lot of bad choices to make in syria. and in my opinion, are standing on the sidelines, really doing nothing is the
to obamacare. >> how yet another company is failing to deliver on benefits to its employees. >> and your local starbucks may be empty this saturday. how the coffee chain is at the center of the national controversy. >> giving you another look at the new bay bridge. now just one week until the entire bridge closes down for the grand opening. we'll kind posted. -- we'll keep you posted. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, sue kwon has this story and other headlines in today's p of consumer news. >>> another company cuts medical coverage in the weeks before obamacare. sue kwon has this and other headlines in today's wrap of consumer news. >> reporter: on the consumerwatch, u.p.s. will stop delivering healthcare to thousands of employee spouses. the shipping service announced it will remove 15,000 spouses from its medical plan who are eligible for healthcare through their own employer. the company says its decision comes because of the costs associated with the affordable care act. these costs include requirements to recover dependent children up to age 26 and other fees. the decision takes effect in 2014 a
more retile, but out of jail. >> richard edged in cairo, thank you. 6 >>> the obama administration is releasing acknowledging that the nsa was ordered by a federal judge in 2011 to stop scooping up thousands of communication from americans with no connection to terrorism. the court ruled the nsa's actions were unconstitutional and ordered the agency to fix the problem. >>> embattled san diego mayor bob filner has reached a tentative deal involving a sexual harassment lawsuit. the 70-year-old mayor is facing allegations from at least 17 women. this is amateur video of filner leaving city hall on wednesday night. san diego city attorney says a proposed resolution has been reached, and will be presented to city council on friday. >>> fire fighting resources are being stretched to the limits, as crews continue to battle 50 fires, and out-of-control fire is threatening about 2500 structures near yosemite in california. and in idaho, the beaver creek has now burned more than 100,000 acres. nbc's miguel almaguer was given rare access, with the bird's-eye view with a veteran helicopter. >>
but officials couldn't rule one out either. president obama gathered his national security team. congressional leaders given classified briefings. >> there ease been an awful lot of chatter out there. chatter means conversation among terrorists about the planning that's going on. very reminiscent of what we saw pre-9/11. >> reporter: senior intilly against officials say it starts in yemen. the same group that put an underwear bomb on a flight to detroit and mailed one in a printer to chicago. they're seeking revenge after its deputy commander was killed last month in a drone strike. >> reporter: al qaeda militants have been experimenting with surgically planting a bomb inside an attacker's body. >>> thanks, rich. >>> that threat has police in san francisco also reacting going into heightened alert mode this morning. the department releasing a statement reading in part, quote, we want to be proactive given the state department's warnings in order to protect our citizens and infrastructure in san francisco, end quote. police adding a reminder there is no direct threat to san francisco. >>> new d
are encouraging president obama to stop giving aid to the military. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, the u.s. gives egypt $1.5 billion a year. kyla? >> reporter: and $1.3 billion of that goes to the egyptian military. john mccain and lindsey graham are leading the charge to cut off the military. they are using deadly force on protest, many unarmed. the u.s. helps egypt because it's one of two countries that made peace with israel. if washington pulls the aid it could affect prospects in the middle east. on friday, president obama called on joint military exercises with egypt scheduled for next month. but some republicans want to take it further and cut off aid. >> when we threaten something as we did that we could cut off aid, as the administration did, and not do it, then you lose your credibility and your influence. >> reporter: defense secretary chuck hagel is scheduled to speak in 30 minutes. we don't know if he will take questions from reporters about egypt. i will be watching his reports live and have developments for you at 8:15. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2
family is larger this morning. the obamas are welcoming their second dog, named sunny. nbc white house correspondent peter alexander has the story. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. the grass doesn't get greener than moving in here in the white house. a sweet pad sitting on 18 acres right in the heart of the nation's capitol and from the look of things, sunny obama is fitting right in. ♪ move over bo, there's a new dog in town and for our inaugural play date, the white house released its own music video. ♪ a pair of presidential pets frolicking on the south lawn. that will get tails wagging. the first lady tweeted "so excited to introduce the newest member of the obama family, our puppy sunny." just 14 months old, sunny is a michigan native named for her cheerful personality, the family says. a portuguese water dog just like bo because malia has allergies. >> he doesn't know how to swim. >> president obama fulfilled his campaign promise to his daughters. >> you have earned the new puppy that's coming with us to the white house. >> reporter: sasha or malia must have sw
sent to president obama. they want him to get their authorization before taking military action against syria. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, dianne feinstein says she's received some intelligence about it. >> reporter: feinstein says she's believes the attack was by the assad regime and is strongly urging the united nations to condemn the regime. that's echoed by many in congress. without a united nations resolution, some argue the u.s. cannot take military action under military law. the resolution should wrap up tomorrow and their findings made public on saturday. this hour, the british government said the legal requirements to strike have been met. david cameron said the evidence that syria used chemical weapons last week is right before our eyes. the u.s. is upping its military presence in the mediterranean sea off the coast of syria to to prepare for a potential strike. and president assad said his country will defend itself. congressional leaders will get briefed via a phone conference scheduled for 3:00 pacific today. what we're learning about a poss
news reporter ama daets as the latest. >> reporter: president obama is weighing the options to the chemical weapons attack carried out last week. the president is speak with his national security team while assuring americans it would not pull the u.s. into a long-term conflict. >> we are looking at the possibility of a limited, narrow act. we're not considering any open-ended commitment. >> military experts say the u.s. is eyeing a response of air strikes in syria's capitol. >> they know who that unit is. they know where they can be located. they will punish them with military strikes. they'll probably level a ministry of defense building. >> but it may be a tough sale to the u.s. public. 50% of americans oppose taking military action in syria. the u.s. would be acting without the help of one of the strongest allies. the president indicates france is him. this congressman says he's seen conclusive evidence of a chemical attack by the syrian government. >> we don't want to rush to judgment. whatever targets are being considered, if they were to strike syria, that we do not h
and the arab world. a big test for president obama. >> it's the credibility of the united states. if we're not willing to punish regimes that violate international law. if we're not willing to act on our own red lines then no other country, friend or foe, will take us seriously. >> the pentagon has it's target list ready for limited air strikes. nothing is imminent but this is moving very, very quickly. back to you, savannah. >>> andrea mitchell, thank you very much. republican senator bob corker of tennessee is the ranking member on the foreign relations committee. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah, good to be with you. >> good to be with you as well. my first question is is u.s. credibility really on the line here? if your mind, is military action now required, no longer an option? >> well, savannah, i do think that the administration feels like that there's no question chemicals were used. i think they're rallying support around our nato allies. hopefully they'll come to congress with an authorization as soon as we get back. i think action is going to occur. i think we r
that the obama administration is evaluating the $1.3 billion in military aid give tony egypt each year. he says that the president will first make sure that any decision to suspend aid would be in the best interest of the national security of the u.s. and secondly the administration needs to make sure that the u.s. is meeting its legal obligations since it promised funding to egypt. the state department says that officials will work with the white house and congress to review the situation in egypt. this comes after deadly clashes between the interim government's military and supporters of the ousted president left about 1,000 people dead. >>> the white how's says there are consequences for the egyptian military attacking the people. >> the time is 6:15. new developments in the nsa scandal. the editor of the guardian newspaper says he was forced by british authorities to destroy computer hard drives containing material leaked by edward snowden. this follows the detention of the brazilian partner of the guardian journalist who first published u.s. intelligence secrets leaked by snowden. miranda
at assad is necessary. president obama who ran for office on ending the iraq and afghanistan wars now admits he's on the verge of ordering a u.s. military strike against syria because of the assad regime's use of chemical weapons. >> i have no interest in any kind of open-ended conflict in syria, but we do have to make sure that when countries break international norms on weapons like chemical weapons that could threaten us that they are held accountable. >> reporter: in that interview with pbs, the president argued that because the assad regime has ties to terrorist organizations, u.s. national security is at stake. >> there is a prospect, a possibility in which chemical weapons that can have devastating effects could be directed at us. >> reporter: as the new cover of "time" out this morning demonstrates, this is a decision the commander in chief of a war-weary nation enters reluctantly. and he's not alone. a growing number of members of congress on both sides of the aisle are calling for a vote to authorize a u.s. attack. republican house speaker john boehner has penned a letter to
. >> the question now, will president obama still meet president putin at a summit here in moscow scheduled for early september and just before the g-20 in st. petersburg. that meeting is now looking a lot less likely. >> thank you. we want to get the white house reaction. let's go to peter alexander on duty there. good morning. what is the fallout there? >> savannah, good morning to you. this is going to strain already tense relationships between the two countries. no immediate reaction to the officials in the white house. they're still crafting the exact language, u.s. officials are in this case. be very clear. this is not the result the obama administration wanted in this case. for the last several months, they have been pressing, they have been pressuring the kremlin to expel edward snowden from that country because there's no extradition treaty between the u.s. and russia. in many way, their hands are tied. the president said i'm not going to scramble jets for a 29-year-old hacker. you heard from jim maceda saying just last week attorney general eric holder sent a letter to his counter
't rule one out either. president obama gathered his national security team. congressional leaders given classified briefings. >> there's been a lot of chatter out there. chatter means conversation among terrorists about the planning that's going on. very reminiscent of what we saw pre-9/11. >> this specific threat that we have been briefed on over and over again has reached a new level. >> reporter: senior intelligence officials say the plot originates with yemen with al qaeda in the arabian peninsula, the same group that mailed explosives in a printer to chicago. the group has a uniquely skilled bombmaker and is seeking revenge after its commander was killed last month in a drone strike. the group's leader was once bin laden's secretary and is well connected to al qaeda's top leadership. >> in many ways it's more dangerous. now we have 2.0 or 3.0 which is widely dispersed a younger generation coming up with new ideas. not necessarily repeating what they did in the past. >> reporter: among those new ideas and new tactics, savannah, we are told that al qaeda militants in yemen have been
to stand down, katy. thank you very much. >>> now from power ball to politics. president obama is receiving support from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for his decision to cancel an upcoming summit with russian president vladimir putin. andrea mitchell has the latest on this story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. president obama's relationship with vladimir putin was always frosty before edward snowden. now that snowden has been given asylum in russia, though, it's more like a deep freeze. this is not a match made in heaven. seen in what could charitably be called happier times, the obama/putin marriage could be headed for divorce or at least some serious counseling. >> there have been times where they flip back into cold war thinking and a cold war mentality. >> already divided over syria, putin asigh limb lum -- asylum for edward snowden was one insult too many. >> president obama could not be seen as going there hat in hand saying, after being rebuffed and having snowden refused to be turned over. >> getting tough with the american president plays well at home. appar
for breaking through the washington logjam. a grand bargain for the middle class. >> mr. obama says he's willing to work with republicans to reform the tax code for businesses. that would mean lowering rates and ending many loopholes and deductions. president obama says he'll only do it if money generated is used for infrastructure, training and job growth. >>> thousands of unemployment payments in california have been delayed because of a computer glitch. this problem started last weekend when the state employment development department upgraded its computer software. about 6000 people still have not received their payment, and the agency says it is right now working to fix that problem. they are hoping to get those payments mailed in the next couple of days. >>> same-sex couples will now see another benefit of the supreme court's ruling against the federal defense of marriage act last month. visa applications from same-sex spouses will now receive equal consideration. secretary of state john kerry made the announcement in london yesterday. kerry also said same-sex marriages would be
the president will instead travel to sweden, and last night president obama said terrorists depend on us being terrorized, but we are going to live our lives. president obama made his first comments about the threat. >> it's significant enough that we are taking every precaution, and it's a reminder, that in all the significant steps we have made that this radical violent extremism is still out there, and we have to stay on top of it. >> we would not say whether the nsa surveillance programs tipped the u.s. off on it. >> i think the general rule is to snow common sense and use caution. >> what i say to them and what i say to president putin, is that's the past, you know, and we have got to think about the future. >> the president insisted he will attend the g-20 summit next month. >> if russia wants to uphold the olympic spirit, then every judgment should be made on the track or in the swimming pool or on the balance beam, and people's sexual orientation should have nothing to do with it. >> about hillary clinton. >> she had the post election glow, and two weeks later after leaving the white h
president was scheduled to meet up with president obama later this week >> janet in houston for us, thank you. now to a dramatic scene that played out just across the scene from us at 30 rock. a cab crashed into a crowded sidewalk and severely injured a tourist. a woman that owes her life to a group of good samaritans including one you'll recognize dr. oz. kristen is at the scene of the accident and has the story. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. i'm around the corner from where you are. a street we all walk on every day. busy at any time of the day. the cab came up here barrelling on to the sidewalk and hit a cyclist and british tourist. she was here. her body ended up here and the cab ended up all the way here and it was her very first day here in new york. >> reporter: it took only an instant to turn the crowded summer street corner into a gruesome scene. >> he either gunned it or meant to hit the brake and hit the accelerator, but that cab took off. there was at least one woman standing on the sidewalk that got smashed. >>> diane green, a young british woman was thrown
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